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Copernicus

Nicolaus . Polish name Mikolaj Kopernik. 1473--1543, Polish astronomer, whose theory of the solar system (the Copernican system) was published in 1543

Copernicus

(kŏ-per -nă-kŭs)
1. A young lunar crater to the south of Mare Imbrium that is 90 km in diameter and has an extensive system of rays and secondary craters. Possible ray material was collected by the crew of Apollo 12 and dated at 850 million years; this provides a calibration point for the Copernican System.
2. NASA's Orbiting Astronomical Satellite OAO-3, launched in Aug. 1972 and operated until Dec. 1980. It carried a 0.9-meter telescope and a grating spectrometer used primarily for measurements of ultraviolet radiation, but also carried X-ray equipment. See ultraviolet astronomy; X-ray satellites.
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